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Thunder Force (2021) is a sci-fi comedy that you wish was never made. It is about two ladies enhanced scientifically with superpowers who try to save the city of Chicago from Miscreants, who are sociopaths transformed by cosmic rays to acquire destructive powers. Taylor Mosby impresses us as the young brilliant scientist. With her chubby and smiling appearance, Melissa McCarthy can make the most non-sensical comedies to be fun and enjoyable. In this, she tries her best but the screenplay by Ben Falcone offers her no help. Octavia Spencer had given memorable performances in movies like Hidden Figures (2016), and The…

Hello Charlie (2021) is a Hindi comedy film directed by Pankaj Saraswat. The byline of the movie which is available on Amazon Prime Video summaries the story and it proceeds predictably. It is of a fugitive billionaire who plans to escape the country, hides inside a Gorilla costume and gets his girlfriend to hire a trucker to transport the cage with the “Gorilla” from Mumbai to Diu. The film is a mindless comedy, manages to tickle you few times, kids will like it, for adults becomes tiring after some time. It gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. The protagonist is…

Film after film, Fahadh Faasil impresses us more with his performances. In his latest film Joji (2021) available on Amazon Prime Video, he has transformed into the youngest son of a wealthy estate owner who is authoritarian and iron fists any money to his children. Reading the byline that ends with “Will he (Joji) succeed n achieving his dreams?” and the introduction of the character, I was expecting a comedy/success story. Instead, it was a semi-dark and crime film. The film by Dileesh Pothan gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ for delivering a brilliant screenplay, with apt casting, and wonderful…

Anbirkiniyal (2021) is a thriller film starring Arun Pandian and his daughter Keerthi Pandian. The story revolves around a loving father searching for his daughter who hasn’t returned home while the girl is stuck in a life-threatening situation. Keerthi Pandian carries the film and runs with it and I liked her performance and the film. It gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ and is available on Amazon Prime Video. The first twenty minutes was a familiar sequence of a bubbly young girl who loves her father a lot and care for the people around her, still, it felt heart-warming to…

Two Distant Strangers (2020) is an Academy (Oscar) awards nominated short film that you shouldn’t miss. It uses a time-loop format to show the rough treatment meted to African Americans by law enforcement in the USA, to produce a very engaging film that will remain with you for a long time. Available on Netflix. A young man Carter James (Joey Bada$$) wakes up in bed next to a beautiful miss Perri (Zaria) in a two-storey nice apartment in downtown New York. As he walks out, he faces danger for his life in the form of an NYPD officer Merk (Andrew…